An agreement which promised the Comanche, Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, and other Southwestern indigenous tribes “hunting rights to much of the Great American Desert, or the area south of the Arkansas River.” The agreement was signed by U.S. President Andrew Johnson and ratified by Congress. The land allocated to the natives was mostly arid grassland in the west where the tribes could hunt for bison—the animal on which they relied for food and shelter.
The Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867 Term Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
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Chapter 1: The Wanderer